Wot no helmet?

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Phileas
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Wot no helmet?

Postby Phileas » 14 Oct 2015, 7:59pm

I've just been watching a BBC2 programme, Grand Tours of the Scottish Islands, and couldn't help noticing the presenter cycling with surprisingly little head protection.

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horizon
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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby horizon » 14 Oct 2015, 9:58pm

AIUI they are obliged (the presenters) to wear one so it would be good to have some details. How old was the programme?
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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby Colin_P » 14 Oct 2015, 10:07pm

Had to look up what AIUI stands for, "As I understand it".

Are they obliged, by who, their insurance companies?

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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby gaz » 14 Oct 2015, 10:10pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0 ... -episode-2

From about 30 mins in. Looks like an interesting program too.
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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby horizon » 14 Oct 2015, 10:23pm

http://www.bbc.co.uk/editorialguideline ... -behaviour

This was quoted in an older forum post. It is a bit open to interpretation but AFAIR (sorry Colin P!) they interpret it quite strictly.
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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby Colin_P » 14 Oct 2015, 10:59pm

That's ok, "as far as I remember" :wink:

Need to get with it

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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby hufty » 15 Oct 2015, 6:33pm

If you want to see BBC guidelines flouted and reflouted, how about the otherwise excellent Treasures of the Indus? In the 3rd episode Dr Sona Datta is repeatedly shown zipping around Tamil Nadu on a motor scooter whilst not wearing a helmet. Maybe that's a less dangerous activity than riding a bicycle is here...
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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby pwa » 18 Oct 2015, 6:01am

hufty wrote:If you want to see BBC guidelines flouted and reflouted, how about the otherwise excellent Treasures of the Indus? In the 3rd episode Dr Sona Datta is repeatedly shown zipping around Tamil Nadu on a motor scooter whilst not wearing a helmet. Maybe that's a less dangerous activity than riding a bicycle is here...


Maybe the programme was made by another company and bought by the BBC.

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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby Cunobelin » 18 Oct 2015, 10:22am

He is wearing a Tilley hat which has a protective foam layer in the crown

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Re: Wot no helmet?

Postby hufty » 18 Oct 2015, 10:52am

pwa wrote:
hufty wrote:If you want to see BBC guidelines flouted and reflouted, how about the otherwise excellent Treasures of the Indus? In the 3rd episode Dr Sona Datta is repeatedly shown zipping around Tamil Nadu on a motor scooter whilst not wearing a helmet. Maybe that's a less dangerous activity than riding a bicycle is here...


Maybe the programme was made by another company and bought by the BBC.


Tern Productions for BBC Scotland so no.
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